As Medical Marijuana Industry Booms, The Question Becomes Where To Put The Shops
Some end up tucked away on the edges of town, while others are out in the open.
Where In Town Would You Put A Marijuana Facility?
A medical marijuana dispensary plans to open in Hanover this summer next to Friendly’s on busy Route 53, allowing customers to -- if they so choose -- move quickly from a menu featuring THC-infused chocolate bars to one heavy on children’s meals and ice-cream sundaes. Meanwhile in neighboring Norwell, another medical marijuana outlet is breaking ground soon in a far less visible location -- tucked into the far reaches of an industrial park at the edge of town. (Seltz, 3/17)
Meanwhile in California —
The New York Times:
Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead In California’s Wine Country
In the heart of Northern California’s wine country, a civil engineer turned marijuana entrepreneur is adding a new dimension to the art of matching fine wines with gourmet food: cannabis and wine pairing dinners. Sam Edwards, co-founder of the Sonoma Cannabis Company, charges diners $100 to $150 for a meal that experiments with everything from marijuana-leaf pesto sauce to sniffs of cannabis flowers paired with sips of a crisp Russian River chardonnay. (Fuller, 3/18)
San Francisco Chronicle:
For Many Seniors, Medical Cannabis Is More Threat Than Remedy
For more than 20 years, [Floyd] Huen has counseled thousands of arthritis and insomnia patients to try marijuana. On this night, though, Huen worked to persuade the Sunset group of the benefits of what would be the neighborhood’s first licensed pot shop — one he and his wife, former Oakland mayor Jean Quan, would co-own. (Downs, 3/18)